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I'd like to create a 'sign up for email' account...

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by ellijay, Mar 18, 2003.

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  1. ellijay

    ellijay Active Member

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    For instance, so someone could sign up at a domain for a free email account and have pop/webmail access.

    Has anyone done this, and if so, can you point me in the right direction?

    Would anyone be interested in collaborating on one?
     
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    I am also intrested in this. If it has already been made let me know so I can go searching for it. So far I've found nothing.


    TIA
     
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    I was kind of looking for something that would tie into CPanels setup and use oour existing webmail. Thanks though.
     
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    I did this at http://freemail.elton-fan.com and it has turned into a nightmare. There is a simple script out there specifically for cPanel that enables your users to sign up automatically but it also sets you up for becoming a spammer. The user can easily enter false information, such as their contact e-mail. They are also unable to retrieve their password if it gets lost.

    My solution: I put up a form for the user to fill out and I manually set up the accounts and manage them. They have to give a real e-mail address to get their login information or retrieve their password. The form logs the IP address of the computer they are using to sign up.

    Good luck!

    JackHandy
     
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    that's probably the best way, agreed. i've been fiddling with it for a few days now and that seems to be the most logical way. thanks.
     
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    How do all these measures stop a spammer using your free email accounts? :rolleyes:
     
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    They dont, but its safer than just letting any old joe from signing up automaticly :rolleyes:
     
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    How do all these measures stop a spammer using your free email accounts?

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    It doesn't stop them but it's a deterrance if you want to offer free e-mail to your viewers. At least you know you have a valid contact e-mail and possibly a real name.

    JackHandy
     
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    it sure is...that looks nice. i didnt sign up :)D) but if it creates the account and everything, that's a winner for sure.
     
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    We got the scripts somewhere through this forum, but we have the support e-mail contact for the scripts

    support@warwithboredom.com

    They should be able to get you the scripts.

    The best part "This script will only works if your web host is running CPanel"

    There are several files all php based.
    config.php readme.php signup.php signup.sql theme.php
     
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    cool. thanks guys!
     
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    I successfully used that script on www.pcgsmail.com and added image validation using PHP (random text that must be typed in as shown in the picture), so that stops mass account signup by spammers and it stops robots and other sites from creating accounts.

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    That is an excellent way to setup access, but noticed no image was shown -- mind you, I was using Mozilla and had not allowed Cookies to be set.

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    I use IE and see no image on yoru validator

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    Looks like possibly a GD problem, I'm looknig at it now. Once it works again I'll let you know. Thanks!

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    Actually I have the GD module isntalled and set up correctly. That image validation script worked fine for months, why would it stop working like that? All I've done since then is update CPanel. Every rebuild of Apache I do I make sure I install PHP with GD support. Any ideas?

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